Heres a couple of recent editorial illustrations. They are more involved images than I would usually try to make for editorial but on both jobs, this multi narrative aspect was needed rather than a simple solution. The top one is for a great piece written by Robert Andrew Powell for Harpers. It's about Seattle Library and what he witnessed, became part of whilst spending some time there trying to write.
I tried to get various scenarios, characters mentoned in the copy and a sense of the architecture, moving through the different floors.
The bottom illustration is for HBR magazine. the article is about the flexibility within a bartering system compared to a fixed price, It uses a market in Turkey as a case study. It was important for this image to have a busy feel but i'm not sure this completely works. Its a fine line between it feeling busy and clumsy/confused in its construction.